It was a common rookie's error. Wanting to see who was around for a little sumpin-sumpin, one would type in "manhunt.com" and instead of seeing men available for sexxing arranged by geographic proximity, one would receive the latest news of a southern gospel group (pictured via the Internet wayback machine). The group held the domain name for years, forcing the sexual hookup version to stay in the realm of ".net" sites.
Sometime recently this status changed, and Manhunt was finally able to make an offer that the gospel group didn't refuse. A quick email to their publicist confirms that sometime in July Manhunt.com was procured by Online Buddies, Inc. (8/17/09: SEE CORRECTION IN COMMENTS - BIGGEST ERROR EVER?) What the publicist didn't answer was how much the gospel group was paid for the rights to the ".com" domain name. As they had held out for years on apparently moral grounds, it can be guessed that the Great Recession might have opened their eyes to conceding some morality for some cold hard cash.
Cash is something Manhunt apparently continues to have in abundance. In addition to a site overhaul, and adding new products (a webcam site and amateur porn site), they're hiring!